Emerson Elementary School

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Click on the turkey to learn about Thanksgiving!

Click on the globe to play

a mapping game!

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Social Studies

All Year: GEOGRAPHY

Concepts studied:

- The difference between: states, countries, and continents

- Landforms: mountains, peninsula, desert, plains, lakes, oceans, rivers, islands

- Cardinal and intermediary directions: north, south, east, west

- Relative location of cities

- Identifying hemispheres and equator

Trimester 1: COMMUNITIES

Standards: 1. Peoples, places and environment; 2. Production, distribution, and consumption

Key Question: How do people use resources in their environment to meet their needs and concerns? (ie. shelter, water, food, energy)

Essential Outcomes: 1. What types of communities are there? How are they similar and different?

 

Important Vocabulary

COMMUNITIES: (Click here for definitions)

*urban *rural *suburb * city * state * country * continent * community

Trimester 2: WANTS AND NEEDS

Standard: Time, continuity, and change

Key Question: How do people use resources in their environments to meet their needs and concerns?

Essential Outcomes: How are people's needs and wants similar and different?

 

Important Vocabulary

* want * need * goods * services * consumers

Trimester 3: HOW COMMUNITIES CHANGE OVER TIME

Standard: Time, continuity, and change

Key Question: How have communities changed over time?

Essential Outcomes: Why have some areas/communities changed through the years? What has stayed the same and what has changed? How has technology influenced lives?

 

Important Vocabulary

* technology * inventions * immigration * timeline

Continents and Oceans

Click the titles below to learn about continents and oceans!


 

Continent Video

Continent Song

Ocean Song

LANDFORMS

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